Note to Self – By Feyikemi Sodade

Note to Self – By Feyikemi Sodade

Our third feature is Feyikemi Sodade.

Here’s what she had to say:

Giving up is not an option

I know you’ve grown tired of the endless cycle of disappointments and it seems like nothing will ever work out

Be patient

You’re stronger than you know

Even though you feel the universe within you colliding like shooting stars in the deep blue sky

I promise, you’ll get by

Even though you question everything you’ve ever known to be true

Remember who you are, where you’ve been and how much further you have to go

Dying is not an option

A glimmer of hope is all you need to keep your boat afloat

To keep you from drowning in your pain

Even if it takes every ounce of strength you can muster to get out of bed in the morning

Try anyway

The first step is usually the hardest

It gets easier

Your feet will find their way to the ground again and again

One day your broken wings will mend,

and you will soar higher than you could have ever hoped or dreamed

Basking in the warmth of the sun on your skin like a thousand hugs you never received

You will find peace of mind in due time

And it’ll be glorious

Until then, fill up your lungs with air and enjoy every moment the best way you know how

The road to self-actualization is a perilous one

But that only makes the view from your destination even more luminous

Hold on tight

Don’t let go

Breathe in, breathe out

You’ll be alright

You’ll be just fine!

Be you. Do you. Stay true.